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Old June 9th, 2008, 3:13 pm
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Re: Movies for when you're a bit down

Sweeney Todd
the re-make of Dawn of the Dead
Star Wars
The Lion King
Natural Born Killers

really just any movie that I love, regardless of genre.


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Old June 9th, 2008, 3:18 pm
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Re: Movies for when you're a bit down

Inside I'm Dancing, (or if you're in America I think it has the title Rory O'Shea Was Here). It's so good and (yet so sad in places) it always puts a smile on my face!


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Old June 24th, 2008, 5:11 am
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Re: Movies for when you're a bit down

Whenever I'm down the movies i'll watch are; Center Stage, any of the Harry Potter movies, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz or Save the last dance.


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There are two: "Sorceror's Stone" and "Almost Famous".


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Nacho Libre can make me laugh anytime.
Also love Blithe Spirit, Singing in the Rain, and the old Little Rascals stuff.


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Old July 3rd, 2008, 2:44 am
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Star Wars
The Lion King
Those two can pick me up anytime, except Revenge of the Sith. The first part of it is always happy and cool, but the second half, if anything, just makes me more sad. But admittedly, the scene afterwards on Tatooine is pretty hopeful. The Lion King I absolutely love. Just the music itself is enough in that one!


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Re: Movies for when you're a bit down

Revenge of the Sith is deffinitly not the movie to watch when you're a bit down. It's so sad!

The Illusionist is one. It's not a comedy and it is a bit sad in the middle, but it's kind of a mystery movie with magic and romance.


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Old July 9th, 2008, 6:00 am
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When I'm sad, I watch Elizabethtown, and somehow I always feel better. It's a very uplifting story =)


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If you're female & you haven't seen Enchanted April, definitely check it out. Best way to watch it is with your girlfriends - it's such a great female-bonding flick. Magical, funny, uplifting, and you'll want to run off to the coast of Italy immediately. Plus, HP fans can get a glimpse of Jim Broadbent, the actor who's playing Slughorn, in an earlier role as one of the annoying husbands who gets left behind (temporarily) as the stifled British housewives take off for a liberating & much-needed girls-only vacation circa 1920.


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I like to watch Amelie, it always makes me smile, the music always cheers me up, and after watching it I always wanna make other people's life better

I also like to watch my favourite trilogy all over again, The Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Star Wars...

And The Lion King of course...


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I dont know why but i love to watch The Shawshank Redemption. i think its one of the best movies ever made. I dont know why but it cheers me up


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Re: Movies for when you're a bit down

Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban.


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When I'm feeling badly, I always watch either chick flicks, movies from when I was young, or really hilarious movies. Legally Blonde, Miss Congeniality, The Parent Trap, Princess Diaries, Mean Girls, Clue. Stuff like that. I actually just watched Princess Diaries because I was in a bad mood, and last night it was Legally Blonde. Sometimes I'll watch one of the first two Harry Potter movies - the later ones depress me.


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You know, I think the new 'Mamma Mia' film will definitely qualify as a 'pick me up' sort of DVD

It's great fun - but apparently it is VERY gender specific - all women I know who saw it absolutely adore it.... men... erm... less so

Anyway - I think it belongs in this thread


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Re: Movies for when you're a bit down

There's loads of films that can cheer me up when I'm feeling a bit down so I'll just list a few of them here:

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Corpse Bride
Ferris Beuller's Day Off
Die Hard
Jurassic Park
Rocky IV
Mars Attacks
Big Trouble In Little China
The Breakfast Club


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I dont know why but i love to watch The Shawshank Redemption. i think its one of the best movies ever made. I dont know why but it cheers me up
It definitely is one of the best movies ever made, IMO. There are too many deeply saddening parts of the film that would only depress me but I can see why it might lift your spirits. The overall theme of the movie is a nice one.


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Old July 17th, 2008, 1:42 pm
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Ohhh... The Shawshank Redemption!!

That is a GREAT feel good movie.... I think it's true, it isn't one to make you smile.... but it is a great movie to watch in a melancholic mood and to just lift the spirits in a rather gentle way.


My absolute antidote to sadness remains Kenneth Branagh's version of 'Much Ado About Nothing'. This film came out in the year when I was an exchange student in Scotland. As it turns out, many exchange students are hit by a bout of homesickness sometime around November - that's when the first excitement of getting to know new people has worn off, and the November weather kicks in. Well - in that year our cinema showed Mach Ado About Nothing around that time. A whole group of friends went together - we were all a bit down, but came out of the cinema absolutely elated and happy.... the homesickness never returned after that

It's just such a fluffy, jolly sort of play, and the actors (with the exception of Keanu Reeves who doesn't even manage to look pretty) are fantastic.... the scenery makes you feel all warm and summery and the camera, swirling and dancing around the action, just picks you up...

I can't explain it - that movie just works every time


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All Disney movies seem to pick me up when I'm not feeling so good. Also comedies work just as well - like Anchorman, Zoolander and Wayne's World. I need a film to take me away from the real world and to distract me .


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Re: Movies for when you're a bit down

It depends on how down I'm feeling, but Legally Blonde is always a good pick me up.

Or if I just want to watch a movie that will let me have a good cry, but ultimately feeling good at the end, PS I love You is one of those


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When I'm feeling sad...I tend to go for dark, symbolic movies with a shred of hope at the end. V for Vendetta, The Fountain, Princess Mononoke, Pan's Labyrinth, etc. They seem to remind me that there are more important things in life, something that you can always fight for, and they usually turn my sadness into determination to get through those hard times. I guess I'm just weird like that.


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